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Tobacco 21

As of November 1, 2017, the legal age for purchasing tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in New Jersey is 21. Raising the minimum age from 19 to 21 helps protect young people from the deadly effects of tobacco use. New Jersey is the third state in the nation to raise the smoking-purchase age to 21, following Hawaii and California.

Why has New Jersey raised the legal age for purchasing tobacco products?
For information about the impact of tobacco use on young people read the Surgeon General’s Factsheet on preventing Youth Tobacco Use.


STOMP Out Youth Tobacco Use

The STOMP Out Youth Tobacco Use campaign was created to increase merchant education on age of sale requirements and help decrease youth access to tobacco products and exposure to tobacco advertising. STOMP stands for Stop Tobacco Offenses Merchant Program. By implementing the STOMP OUT campaign into the tobacco merchant community, we hope to spread the word of the new age of sale (21 years and older) and help merchants show that they care about the youth of their communities.

FOR INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ABOUT THE STOMP OUT YOUTH TOBACCO USE CAMPAIGN VISIT
http://chnj.njpn.org/pos/stomp-out-youth-tobacco-use/


Help To Quit

ONLINE TOOLS
www.njquitline.org/treatment
http://teen.smokefree.gov

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING
Call the NJ Quitline at 1-866-NJ-STOPS (1-866-657-8677)

A trained Quit Coach who has years of counseling experience will listen – without judgment – and help you to create a plan for quitting, including how to cope with cravings and ways to avoid slips and relapse.

FREE NICOTINE PATCHES ARE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE CALLERS 18 AND OLDER
WHO REGISTER WITH THE NJ QUITLINE

TOBACCO FREE FOR A HEALTHY NJ
Funded by the New Jersey Department of Health-Office of Tobacco Control and Fitness